Europe

Ford Opens Union Talks About Job Cuts at German Plant

December 10, 2018 at 3:06 PM

Ford Motor Co. says it has begun discussions with unions in Germany about possible job cuts at its Saarlouis assembly plant.

Scania Partners on Fuel Cell-Powered Garbage Truck

December 10, 2018 at 2:42 PM

Volkswagen Group’s Scania truck unit is working with Powercell Sweden, Renova Group, truck body manufacturer JOAB and Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology to develop and test a prototype fuel cell-powered refuse truck.

BMW Names New Boss for Autonomous-Vehicle Development

December 10, 2018 at 1:55 PM

BMW AG has appointed Alejandro Vukotich as senior vice president of its driver assistance and autonomous-driving development group, effective Jan. 1.

VW to Expand ID Electric Lineup with New SUV

December 10, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Volkswagen AG plans to add a large SUV to its new ID electric vehicle sub-brand, Autocar reports.

Bosch Rules Out Stock Offering

December 10, 2018 at 2:26 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH has ruled out a suggestion by bankers that the privately held company consider a stock market flotation.

VW Denies Chairman Should Have Reported Diesel Cheating Earlier

December 10, 2018 at 1:53 AM

Volkswagen AG denies that Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch should have told investors about the company’s diesel emission cheating three months before the fact became public.

Report: Ghosn Sought to Oust Nissan CEO Saikawa

December 10, 2018 at 12:01 AM

Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested days before attempting a management shakeup that included removing CEO Hiroto Saikawa, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

Renault Report on Ghosn’s Pay Due Next Week?

December 07, 2018 at 4:18 PM

Renault SA may be ready by the end of next week to reveal the results of an internal investigation into compensation paid to Chairman CEO Carlos Ghosn, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Ford Launches Restructuring Plan in Europe

December 07, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Ford Motor Co. has begun its overhaul of European operations with a new org chart, bevy of executive appointments and a goal of dropping unprofitable models.

ZF to Upgrade Transmission Plant for Hybrid Drives

December 07, 2018 at 12:52 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG plans to invest €800 million ($910 million) over the next four years to boost hybrid drive production at its transmission plant in Saarbrucken, Germany.

Tower to Sell European Operations to French Supplier

December 07, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Livonia, Mich.-based metal stamping specialist Tower International Inc. has agreed to sell its European operations to Financiere SNOP Dunois S.A.(FSD), a privately owned French supplier.

BMW, Daimler Mobility Merger Delayed

December 07, 2018 at 9:04 AM

The planned merger of BMW and Daimler’s mobility businesses has been delayed as the companies await review by U.S. antitrust authorities.